Weekend Reading & Selected Links

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Happy weekend! Here are some links to things I've been reading or watching that you might also enjoy:

  1. Where Mackenzie Scott has been directing her philanthropy.
  2. A couple of days ago, Boom announced the successful flight of XB-1, the world's first independently developed supersonic jet. Video here.
  3. How Auckland brought house prices and rents under control.
  4. Casper Ruud, Dominic Thiem, and Alex de Minaur discuss playing Nadal at Roland-Garros and Nadal's tactics. (Video will start at the relevant section. Lots of other interesting insights about professional tennis.)
  5. 'Nutrition science's most preposterous result'. (Note for the general point on the sociology of science.)
  6. YouTube documentary on shortselling, featuring friend of the pod John Hempton.
  7. 'The Coming Technological Singularity: How to Survive in the Post-Human Era', resharing this 1993 article in honour of its author Vernor Vinge, who passed away this week.

Have a great weekend,‌